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London december, 2012

  1. 1. WHERE IS TURKEY? Can you see the red circle and text saying "Here is Turkey" on the map? Then you have found the exact location of Turkey.
  2. 2. TURKEYTurkey, is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia andin East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.Turkey is bordered by eight countries:Bulgaria to the northwest;Greece to the west;Georgia to the northeast;Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijan to the east;Iraq and Syria to the southeast.The Mediterranean Sea and North Cyprus are to the south;the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to thenorth.
  3. 3. TURKEY Atatürk is the founder of Turkish Republic. He has established a new and modern republic from the ruins of an empire, Ottoman Empire, which was referred as the ‘Sick man of Europe’
  4. 4. TURKEYTurkey is a• democratic,• secular,• unitary,• constitutional republic with a diverse culturalheritage.
  5. 5. TURKEY Turkey is the only democratic, secular nation in the world with a majority of its population being of the Islamic faith.
  6. 6. TURKEY Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through membership in organizations such as the •Council of Europe, •NATO, •OECD, OSCE and the •G-20 major economies.
  7. 7. TURKEY Turkey began full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005, having been an associate member of the European Economic Community since 1963 and having joined the EU Customs Union in 1995.
  8. 8. SOME FACTS ABOUT TURKEY…Turkey lies on the ruins of many civilizations including• Hittites,• Trojans,• Greeks,• Romans,• Byzantine Empire,• Seljuks, and• Ottomans.You can feel this wealth of history everywhere you go in Turkey.
  9. 9. Centuries earlier, Byzantine Christians cut cavechurches into Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys andhid from Islamic armies in underground cities.At other points over the millennia, the Hittitesbuilt Hattuşa’s stone walls on the Anatoliansteppe, Romans coursed down the Curetes Wayat Ephesus, whirling dervishes gyrated with Sufimysticism, and the mysterious Lycians left ruinson Mediterranean beaches
  10. 10. The ProphetAbraham isthought to havebeen born inŞanlıurfa Turkey
  11. 11. Well-known historicalfigures such as KingMidas of the GoldenTouch, Heroditus, thefather of history, St.Paul the Apostle, andOmar Khayyam, thePersian poet came fromAsia Minor, the part ofTurkey now calledAnatloia.
  12. 12. Leonardo Da Vinci drewdesigns for a bridge overthe Golden Horn. It wasnever built.
  13. 13. Julius Caesar utteredhis famous words, ‘Veni,vidi, vici’ (I came, I saw,I conquered) in 47 B.C.After defeatingPharnaces II, the rulerof Pontus, which was anorth eastern provinceof Asia Minor on thesouthern coast of theBlack Sea.
  14. 14. Olympos which was one of themost significant costal cities ofAncient Lydiia, known to be thelocation of first settlement in168 B.C., has become one ofthe important tourist regionsof Antalya with the culturalvalues she bears, excellent3200 metercoast and CarettaCarettas.
  15. 15. The ancient city founded at Gaziantep in 300 B.C., wasconquered by the Romans in the 1st Century B.C andrenamed Zeugma. At the time, with a population of over80.000, Zeugma was one of the largest cities in the world,bigger than Pompei and Londinium (London) and as big asAthens.
  16. 16. St. Nicholas, who became popular asSanta Claus, was born in Demre onTurkey’s Mediterarenean Coast.
  17. 17. The last home of Virgin Mary is believed to be in Selçuk – Ephesus Turkey.Papa ?????????????????
  18. 18. According to alegend, Noah’sArk landed onMount Ararat(Ağrı Dağı) inEastern Turkey.
  19. 19. Homer was born in Izmir on thewest coast of Turkey. Hisfamous epic, the Illiad depictsthe battles for the city of Troy,also located in Turkey.The city of Troy the site ofthe ancient Trojan Wars, islocated in Western Turkey,where a replica of the famousTrojan Horse has become afavorite tourist attraction.
  20. 20. Aesop the famed teller of tales was born in Anatolia
  21. 21. Alexander the Great conquered a large part ofwhat is now Turkey and cut the Gordion Knot inthe Phrygian capital of Gordium not far fromTurkey’s present day capital Ankara
  22. 22. St. Pierre’s Chucrch in Antioch (Antakya) is thought to be the first Christian Church.Nestled in a steep cliff at analtitude of about 1,200 metres facing Altındere valley,Sumela Monastry is a site ofgreat historical and culturalsignificance, as well as a majortourist attraction of AltındereNational Park.
  23. 23. With the rising trend of football, the locomotive of Turkish sports, which Galatasaray Sports Club started by getting the UEFA and Super Cup in 2000, Turkish National Football Team became the third in 2002 Korea WorldGalatasaray matches Cup.are being held in TT ARENA Stadiumwhich is newly built.
  24. 24. ISTANBUL hosted 2012 WTAChampionships.
  25. 25. Legend has it thatAnatolia was the locationof the first beauty contest,judged by Paris with thegoddesses Aphrodite,Hera, and Athena asleading participants.
  26. 26. Turkey is the first and onlycountry to establish a‘Children’s Day’. Every year, onApril 23, the countryrededicates itself to honoringand cherishing children and thefreedom and independence ofall people.
  27. 27. Since the 1920s, the motto of theTurkish Republic has been the wordsof its founder,Mustafa Kemal Atatürk: ‘Peace athome, peace in the world.’
  28. 28. SOME FACTS ABOUT TURKEY…You can get engaged in a variety of activities in Turkeyincluding•river rafting,•skiing,•scuba diving,•cruising,•trekking,•hot air ballooning•and even camel wrestling.You can travel thousands of years back in time at thehistorical sites, or enjoy the works of nature.
  29. 29. SOME FACTS ABOUT TURKEY…Turks have a;• great cuisine,• famous baths,• rich traditions associated with tea, coffee and rakı• evil eye pendants,• traditional carpets and rugs,• whirling dervishes,• and of course Turkish delight and baklava.
  30. 30. MAJOR CITIES OF TURKEY•ANKARA (THE CAPITAL)•ISTANBUL•IZMIR•ANTALYA•BODRUM
  31. 31. WHERE IS ISTANBUL?Istanbul lies on the border between Asia and Europe sothat one part of Istanbul is in Europe while the otherpart of Istanbul is Asian. These two parts of Istanbulare divided by a stretch of water called the Bosphorusnear the sea of Marmara. There are currently twobridges that connect Asian Istanbul to EuropeanIstanbul.
  32. 32. ISTANBUL İstanbul is the ONLY city in the world located on two-continents, Asia and Europe. Founded in 659 B.C., it was the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) and Ottoman Empires since 330 A.D
  33. 33. ISTANBULIstanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting thecountrys economic, cultural, and historical heart. With apopulation of 14.5 million, the city is among the largestcities in the world by population within city limits. Istanbulis also referred as ‘the city that never sleeps’.
  34. 34. İSTANBUL…Istanbul is a melting pot of religions and cultures.Muslims, Christians and Jews have been living inharmony for centuries.Süleymaniye Mosque Saint Antuan Church Sinagogue
  35. 35. ISTANBUL…Istanbul was the capital city of many great empires likethe Byzantine Empire, Eastern Roman Empire and theOttoman Empire which is why the history, differentcultures and modern life is synthesised in its veins.The Hagia Sophia from Byzantine Empire or the palacesfrom Ottoman Empire still attract millions of tourists.The world famous Dolmabahçe Palace , Topkapı Palace orHagia Sophia are some of these historical treasures.
  36. 36. HAGIA SOPHIA Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time.
  37. 37. HAGIA SOPHIA
  38. 38. DOLMABAHÇE PALACE
  39. 39. GRAND BAZAAR The seeds of modern time ‘MALLS’ wereplanted centuries ago in Istanbul with ‘THE GRAND BAZAAR’
  40. 40. BAHÇEŞEHİR SCHOOLS ÖZEL BAHÇEŞEHİR FLORYA ORTAOKULU ‘BAHÇEŞEHİR FLORYA COLLEGE’ ‘Bahçeşehir Schools’ is a chain of schools which gives education from North to South, East to West, in all major cities of Turkey. We have 70 schools all around Turkey, and the estimated number of schools for the next two years is 150!
  41. 41. BAHÇEŞEHİR SCHOOLS Our school is founded in one of the best districts of Istanbul, in Florya. It is a private school for children aged between 4-14 years old. It gives education on kindergarten, lower and upper primary levels.
  42. 42. BAHÇEŞEHİR SCHOOLS We pride ourselves with the high standard of education we provide, at each and every Bahçeşehir School in Turkey. The headquarters of our schools is in Istanbul, and we BAHÇEŞEHİR SCHOOLS provide the same quality of education in each one of our schools.
  43. 43. BAHÇEŞEHİR SCHOOLS We believe each student is very special, and each and every of them have different learning styles. We provide the needs of each student carefully and create a happy and beneficial environment for them.

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